There are few sports motorcycles more iconic than the Ducati 748 series, but if we also talk about a Ducati 748Rthen the bar of exclusivity rises to a height within the reach of very few rivals of the time.
A motorcycle intended to homologate the machine in charge of competing in the WSS (World SuperSport)which today we have the pleasure of enjoying in this section of «Dream Motorcycles».
Ducati 748R: History and details of the copy for sale
It was in the year 2000 when the brand launched this limited series of Ducati 748R. De facto it became the most radical version that you could acquire of the model. Its engine derived from the SPS variant came with some specific adjustments, which did nothing but enhance the sporty character of a motorcycle as extreme as the 748 was and is.
To achieve this, the Borgo Panigale brand incorporated a new injection system with larger diameter throttle bodies, along with titanium connecting rods and valves and a special synchronization of the assembly. But this is not all, since the Ducati 748R It had a larger airbox, which forced the brand to incorporate the chassis of its older sister, the Ducati 996.
In the cycle part, a Showa team finished in titanium was chosen, which would later give way to another one signed by Ohlins. Finally, it had a slipper clutch, although its operation was smoothed for efficient use on the track. With scarcely 2,610 units produced Over three seasons, the Ducati 748R It became a collector’s motorcycle after its production ceased.
Today we bring you one of the 185 units that, according to the Bike Urious colleagues, arrived in the US. It is for sale on the well-known online portal Ebay, in San Rafael, California and associated with the VIN number ZDM1RC3L2YB007876. Currently, it has about 21,000 miles on its odometer, about 33,800 kmso it has not exactly been displayed in the living room of its owner’s house.
Speaking of this one; comments in the sales advertisement that this copy of Ducati 748R It has an STM slipper clutch and 50 mm Half Termignoni titanium silencers. Also from:
“titanium engine mounting kit, all hardware replaced on Brembo calipers and custom titanium clutch/brake master cylinder hardware. Titanium parts manufactured internally at HDESA USA.”
In addition, it recently underwent a thorough inspection where the following maintenance tasks were carried out:
- New oil/oil filter
- New timing belts
- New Shorai lithium battery
- New Regina chain, crown and rear sprocket with quick change holder.
We assume that you fell in love at first sight, even more so when you realized that it is painted in the well-known yellow Giallo, legendary in the brand’s competition motorcycles. Yes, prepare 10,000 dollars to be able to get it, just the amount that its current owner estimates that this gem from the 90s is worth. More information here.